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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ALEGRE ANDRADE, Patricia; TOKO CHAVEZ, Marcelo  and  CARY CRUZ, Noelia Daniela. Fetal cystic hygroma . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2019, vol.42, n.2, pp.159-162. ISSN 1012-2966.

The congenital cystic hygroma or lymphangioma is a tumor of the lymphatic system, is of embryonic origin and is caused by the obstruction of the drainage of the lymphatic sacs. Its location in order of frequency is in the cervical, axillary, intraperitoneal and inguinal regions, and very rare as a single alteration in the anterior mediastinum. A 32-year-old patient with a pregnancy of 16 weeks ± 6 days and an ultrasound report: Pregnancy of 15 weeks ± 20 days, normohydramnia, cystic hygroma, Absence of nasal bone in addition to interventricular communication. Patient in curettage room under deep sedation, male product with facial alterations and volume increase in cervical region is obtained. We can conclude that prenatal control is important to obtain an early diagnosis with serial ultrasound examination, genetic study, fetal echocardiography and to give surgical treatment it is necessary to form a multidisciplinary team.

Keywords : cystic hygroma; nasal malformation; absence of nasal bone.

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